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Elias Anderson

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Mason County, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 28, 1907 (90)
Anderson, Shasta County, California, United States (Lip Cancer)
Place of Burial: Anderson, Shasta County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Anderson and Sarah Anderson
Husband of Elizabeth M Anderson
Father of Amelia Frances Story; Achsah C. Burk; Anna M. Whipple; George Henry Anderson; William Somers Anderson and 6 others
Brother of Elizabeth D. Waller; Horace Philip Anderson; Achsah Chanslor; Joseph Disbrow Anderson; George Washington Anderson and 3 others

Occupation: Rancher, farmer, hotel owner, postmaster
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About Elias Anderson

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Birth: Feb. 2, 1817 Kentucky, USA

Death: Sep. 28, 1907 Anderson Shasta County California, USA

Town of Anderson, CA was named for him.

Rancher, farmer, hotel owner, postmaster. Married Elizabeth Summers in 1839. Built the Prairie House at Cottonwood in 1856 on the south side of Cottonwood Creek (now Tehama County).

Purchased the American Ranch from Thomas Freeman in 1856 and built the American Ranch Hotel. The post office was inside the hotel. Purchased 210 acres from Pierson B. Reading in 1865 for $1313. Deeded a right-of-way through his property to Central Pacific Railroad in 1872; in return the railroad gave the depot his name. Had his home built in 1873 at 2865 East Street; it no longer exists. While it stood, the house was designated as California Historical Landmark No. 12. In 1876 he moved the ranch hotel to the corner of Main and Ferry Streets.

Sold his hotel to son George in 1880 and retired. Lived in his daughter Annie’s house at the corner of Howard and East Streets until his death.

Courtesy The Dictionary of Early Shasta County History.

Family links:

 Sarah Disbrow Anderson (1781 - 1858)

 Elizabeth M Anderson (1820 - 1895)

 E Fleming Anderson (1850 - 1880)*
 Mary E Anderson (1859 - 1861)*
 Lester G Anderson (1863 - 1867)*

 Horace Anderson (1809 - 1879)*
 Achsah Anderson Chanslor (1811 - 1886)*
 Joseph Disbrow Anderson (1813 - 1858)*
 Elias Anderson (1817 - 1907)
 Isabel Y Lynn (1819 - 1905)*
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Burial: Anderson Pioneer Cemetery Anderson Shasta County California, USA

Created by: Ancestry Seeker Record added: Sep 11, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 21505438

According to his grandson, Frederick anderson "In the spring of 1853 Elias and family moved to california across the plains by wagon and horses to mary's will. Arriving on August 28th 1853. In the fall of 1855 they moved to shasta and settled in what is now called anderson calif named for him as they were the first settlers. They worked hard in settling he town. Lived on what is called "the old and well known american ranch". It had a hotel and road station on the old california and oregon overland stage route. A son Edward Anderson made and put in the first telephone line in Anderson. It went from the road station to the hotel."

He had six children "George, Edward, William, Mrs. Whipple, Mrs. Best, Mrs. Story"

    Moved to CA and founded Anderson, CA
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Elias Anderson's Timeline

February 2, 1817
Mason County, Kentucky, United States
June 7, 1840
Age 23
Probably Clay County, Missouri
Age 24
Missouri, United States
April 5, 1845
Age 28
March 1, 1848
Age 31
Hannibal, Marion and Ralls counties, Missouri, United States
September 11, 1850
Age 33
Missouri, United States
September 11, 1852
Age 35
December 1854
Age 37
California, United States
Age 37